Agriculture & food security
Concurrent realities of climate change and population growth are causing increased concern over global food security and natural resource depletion. Whilst the ‘Green Revolution’ of the twentieth century saw vastly improved rates of food production which saved millions of lives worldwide, its legacy of soil exhaustion and water contamination highlighted the importance of sustainability. Helping smallholder farmers toward greater efficiency requires a comprehensive approach comprising:
- Productive techniques and technology
- Resilience to unpredictable weather and price shocks
- Gender-neutral opportunities and responsibilities
- Easy access to reliable markets
- Inclusive government policies representing economic interests fairly
To mitigate risks, innovative and viable advances in agricultural practices coupled with community capacity building are the way towards a green and clean future for generations to come.